S. M. H. Burney

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Sayed Muzaffar Hussain Burney (14 August 1923 – 7 February 2014)[1] was a civil servant, governor of the states of Tripura, Nagaland, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and a chairman of the National Minorities Commission.

Burney was an alumnus of the Bareilly College in Uttar Pradesh.[2] He was an officer of the Indian Administrative Services of the Orissa cadre where he went on to become the chief secretary of the state.[3] Between 1981 and 1984, he served as the governor of Nagaland, Tripura and Manipur and from 1987 to 1988, as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.[4][5] He was also a member and later chairman of the Fourth and Fifth Minority Commissions from 1988 to 1992[6] and was the chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi from 1990 to 1995.[7]

Burney authored the work Iqbal: Poet – Patriot of India.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hindustan Year-book and Who's who. Calcutta: MC Sarkar. 1988. p. 29.
  2. ^ "BAREILLY COLLEGE, BAREILLY – Alumni". Archived from the original on 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "CHIEF SECRETARIES OF ODISHA FROM 1936" (PDF).
  4. ^ "States after 1947 M-W".
  5. ^ Singh, Khushwant. Notes On The Great Indian Circus. New Delhi. p. 186.
  6. ^ "National Commission for Minorities".
  7. ^ "Jamia Millia Islamia – History".
  8. ^ "States after 1947 M-W".
  9. ^ Singh, Khushwant. Notes On The Great Indian Circus. New Delhi. p. 186.